IPL 8: Meet Sarfaraz Khan, IPL's Youngest Cricketer

30/04/2015 12:43 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
Sarfaraz Khan, 12, from the Rizvi Springfield School poses next to the scoreboard after scoring 439 runs during the inter-school Harris Shield Tournament in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009. The previous highest score in the 113-year-old tournament was by Ramesh Nagdev who scored 427 in the year 1963-64. (AP Photo)

It is not every day that cricketer Virat Kohli bows down in admiration, that too, in the middle of the an exciting game.

But when the 17-year-old, right-handed batting sensation Sarfaraz Khan flexed his muscles against the Rajasthan Royals at Bengaluru's M Chinnaswamy stadium, Kohli couldn't help but fold his hands in admiration.

Khan first made headlines when he broke Sachin Tendulkar's record in 2009, when he scored 439 runs in 421 balls in an inter-school match. Interestingly, he was only 12 years old at the time.

Now playing only his second game, Khan, a Mumbai-based right-handed batsman, scored a handsome 45 runs in 21 balls -- that too, with 6 fours and 1 six.

Meet Sarfaraz Khan, IPL's Youngest Player


Following is the scoreboard of the Indian Premier League match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rajasthan Royals at the M Chinnaswamy stadium here on April 29, 2015.

Royal Challengers Bangalore

Chris Gayle c Hooda b Southee 10

Virat Kohli c Samson b Southee 01

A.B. de Villiers (run out - Hooda/Samson) 57

Mandeep Singh lbw Binny 27

Dinesh Karthik (run out - Southee/Samson) 27

Sarfaraz Khan (not out) 45

David Wiese c Southee b Kulkarni 11

Harshal Patel (run out - Rahane/Samson) 06

Extras (b-5, lb-3, w-6, nb-2): 16.

Total (for 7 wkts, 20 overs): 200.

Fall of wickets: 1-10 (Gayle, 0.4); 2-19 (Kohli, 2.2); 3-93 (Mandeep, 11.1); 4-124 (de Villiers, 13.5); 5-152 (Karthik, 16.2); 6-184 (Wiese, 18.5); 7-200 (Patel, 19.6).


Tim Southee 4-0-32-2 (1nb)

Dhawal Kulkarni 4-0-36-1 (1w)

James Faulkner 2-0-26-0

Shane Watson 3-0-27-0 (2w)

Pravin Tambe 3-0-39-0

Stuart Binny 4-0-32-1.

(With inputs from IANS)

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